Have you ever heard of Starchefs New York Rising Stars? It’s an annual tasting and awards ceremony celebrating the brightest culinary talent in New York City, and takes place in February at Capitale.
My personal favorite part of any special meal is the vino pairings, so I was delighted to join sommelier Andrea Morris from Nix who is an absolute delight, I would recommend you all head to this downtown vegetarian restaurant just so she can pair the perfect glasses with your meal, and tell you why in the process.
Well, okay, that’s not just why you should go to Nix. It’s a phenomenal Michelin starred restaurant, with a clean, minimalist vibe, and flavorful dishes that are out of this world. We did a tasting menu, basically sampling all their dishes–and truly, everything that came out was as delicious as it was beautiful. (And p.s., even though this was a blogger specific dinner, I dined at Nix for my birthday this year and had an exceptional experience then too, so they weren’t just putting on a show. They really are that incredible, hence the star!)
A few photos to whet your appetite…
And that kale salad? It was EVERYTHING. I could literally eat just that with a glass of rose for the rest of my life and be one happy girl.
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He’s the inspiration for her first published children’s book, “Park Avenue Pound Puppy.” The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.
Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.
She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New York…as used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.